strawberries

California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... more »

Cal Poly sets annual Strawberry Center Field Day

More than 300 strawberry growers, researchers and industry representatives are expected to attend the Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The July 28 event features researchers and students from Cal Poly and the University of... more »

N.Y. strawberry crop flourishing this season

New York State strawberries are flourishing this year, thanks to a cool, rainy early spring that produced prime conditions for budding plants. Farmers in the state are reporting bumper crops of the berries, some measuring... more »

Rabobank report continues to track inflation

Throughout Rabobank’s North American Agribusiness Review, the company analyzes the effects of inflation on what consumers buy at retail and order at restaurants, and how growers are being affected, with rising costs of inputs. The... more »

Powdery mildew detector fights strawberry disease

New tools developed by researchers at the University of Florida (UF) will help them – and ultimately the industry – fight powdery mildew, one of the biggest diseases berry growers battle. Scientists at UF’s Gulf... more »

Tips for renovating strawberries in plasticulture

With strawberry season winding down in our annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries:... more »

NHAES celebrates National Strawberry Month

Five pounds of strawberries might seem like a lot, but that is approximately how much each person eats each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Given that much consumption, it’s good that... more »

80 Acres Farms expands production beyond Ohio

80 Acres Farms, a vertical farming company, announced on June 14 the construction of farms in Boone County, Kentucky, and Covington, Georgia, to meet growing consumer demand for local, fresh, pesticide-free food. 80 Acres Farms... more »

NASGA prepares for 2023 meeting, conference

The 10th North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS), a meeting of strawberry growers, researchers and other industry members from around the globe, will be held in conjunction with the 2023 NASGA conference. The conference will be... more »

Driscoll’s pioneers indoor strawberries

Driscoll’s Inc., in a partnership with Plenty Unlimited Inc., is planning an indoor growing facility designed to marry strawberry growing expertise with vertical farm technology. Watsonville, California-based Driscoll’s hasn’t chosen a site yet or released... more »

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